Ayesha Jalal is the Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University. She achieved her doctorate from the University of Cambridge. She has been a Trinity College fellow, a Leverhulme Fellow at the Center for South Asian Studies in Cambridge, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. She has also taught at Columbia and Harvard. Her most recent book is titled ’Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia’.